The President of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), American Harvey Schiller, praised Cuba's role in baseball development worldwide on his arrival in Cuba on Monday.
In statements to the press, Schiller said the purpose of his visit is to meet with other baseball supporters to discuss how to keep this sport in the Olympic program. Schiller spoke of a meeting of the Olympic executive committee scheduled for next year, when experts will consider the inclusion of a group of disciplines in the Olympic program, and said baseball has the better chance.
The current president of the IBAF also said that the organization intends to spread the playing of baseball in the world, and spoke against doping to guarantee a fair game and the participation of the best athletes in the Olympic Games.
Before leaving on Wednesday, Schiller intends to meet with officials of the Cuban Baseball Federation and athletes, and to give a press conference.